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BLOCKBUSTER FAIL

The German blockbuster-directer Roland Emmerich has just released a trailer for his new movie Stonewall, and it’s been already discussed controversially, particularly about its lack of authenticity. Just to quickly recap: The Stonewall Riots were a series of protests in 1969 against the police by the LGBT community in New York after a police raid in [...]

Sparks

Says Bukowski:
(…) it needn’t be much, just a spark.
a spark can set a whole forest [...]

Dark Austrian Heat

The Austrian Heat has returned: As that heatwave is about to make us feel all sizzurp’d and lean as hell, we’re still shaking our heads over Moneyboy’s unlikely, purple colored, codeine-fueled rise to fame – what’s more: if anyone ever asks you for a Lubitz, now you (kind of) know – but luckily, we don’t [...]

TBT

“Hmm, brandy or beer? Water’s a good idea/Wish that bar lady’d appear and come serve over here”…

DIDION THE DOWNER

New face of Céline is the legendary writer Joan Didion… As a tribute to Didion, Vogue U.S. has re-published one of her essays on self-respect from the year 1961.
“…To such doubtful amulets had my self-respect been pinned, and I faced myself that day with the nonplussed wonder of someone who has come across a vampire [...]

BLOWING UP

Boston Bun “Time Bomb” from Lisa Paclet on Vimeo.
Hormonic fumbling and almost-missed connections punctuate the beats of Boston Bun’s “Time Bomb” in this luscious video. Director Lisa Paclet’s résumé includes Chanel, Dior, Kenzo, Y.S.L., so it’s not surprising that the film is all high style. Each shot is immaculately designed, from the crisp sporty outfits [...]

THE FIRST LAW OF KIPPLE

British photographer Dan Tobin Smith is mostly known for his ultra-slick still life photographs, ranging from advertising to highly polished fashion shoots. So the exhibition The First Law of Kipple at his East London studio offers a nice antidote to his commercial work; inspired by Philip K. Dick, who termed the clutter we end up [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS POSTSCRIPT

Maybe the most inadvertently accurate footnote on Ricardo Bofill’s architecture from the 1980s comes from Cyprien Gaillard, our interviewee of issue #24 who actually, at the time, introduced us to the work of Bofill. A mixture of fascination and skepticism exemplified beautifully in Gaillard’s short film The Lake Arches, shot, of course, at Les [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS #05: LES ARCADES DU LAC

As the last episode of our personal favourites of Bofilltopias, please welcome the grandiose Les Arcades du Lac. Built in 1982 and the first project of many to be realised by Ricardo Bofill in France, Les Arcades du Lac was part of the ‘nouvelles villes’ scheme, where entire cities were commissioned outside of Paris to [...]

Are We Having Fun?

Berlin’s annual Gallery Weekend is coming up, and this year Pointer Footwear and Lodown Magazine joined forces to revive an old institution, one that’s located right next to an even older institution that’s about to die after 121 years in business: good ol’ 95 Gallery – this is what it looked like back [...]